The Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Newsletter Spring 2010

A woman’s deep voice chants in Swahili, backed by a bung’o horn. A bamboo bansuri flute trills out and merges in with the beats, complemented by the male vocals of a qawwal, performing a traditional song of devotion from South Asia.

Fusion music is not new but Karachi was hearing tarabu tunes from the Swahili coast mixed with Sufi melody for the first time. It was harmonies blending in a potent reminder of the historical connections that Africa and Asia share – excerpt from newsletter

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